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Moreau residents seeking answers after more flooding

Posted: Updated: April 16, 2014 03:53 PM

MOREAU, N.Y. –  Flooding in the Town of Moreau has many residents angry and demanding answers as to why there has been so much flooding in the area.

The river level is slowly receding, but some homeowners on the Hudson River are still pumping water out of their houses and even putting sand bags around the perimeter.

The flooding in Moreau is due to a pond behind the woods.

Those living in the area are upset by the flooding and are looking for answers after they were reminded of the devastating flood back in 2011.

Overnight, people kept a close eye on its gradual water level, which inched into a number of backyards.

Resident Kurt Seeley woke up Wednesday morning to find out that he didn't have a backyard anymore. His neighbor's home was surrounded with sand bags.

No homes were severely affected on Wednesday and there were no mandatory evacuations, but many people say the flooding could have been prevented.

Seeley said he is angry to see the water and wants answers.

"There's definitely a problem here because within the last four years, two of the years there's been floods. There is a problem and it's not going away," said Seeley.

Seeley and his neighbors say they do not think Mother Nature is completely to blame for this flood, but say much of the water could have been prevented. 

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